Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arales Araceae

Scientific Name: Anthurium oreodoxum
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Benavides, G. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
An epiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador. Collected only once in 1907, inside the Pululahua volcano (inside what is now the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua). One of the many Anthurium species described by L. Sodiro that are now nearly impossible to identify, due to various taxonomic problems. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Collected only once from inside the Pululahua volcano, Pichincha province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic aroid of low Andean forest (1,500–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Species was collected within an area that is now the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium oreodoxum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42934A10765833. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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